Category: Musical Moments with Mike

Music devotions

Truth I’m Standing On

There is a pretty song with a powerful message by Leanna Crawford entitled: Truth I’m standing on. Everyone has fears, worries, anxieties and insecurities.  (I think many of us are scaredy-cats at heart.)  Also, all of us have problems, trials, and tragedies in this life that cause these internal struggles.  But there are some truths about […]

Alive

Help me – I need a ladder.  Would somebody PLEASE pass me a ladder so I can save myself?  God is reaching down from heaven with His mercy and grace and I need to climb up the ladder as far as I can with lots of good works to meet God so I can be […]

You Are I Am

First of all, what an awesome title for a song: You Are I Am.  It’s so good it’s almost inspired.  God is the GREAT I AM. He is Lord over all of creation, history, and eternity.  That’s a lot – that’s everything there is. There is no god like Him – there is no god besides […]

Grace Wins

Here’s a true line we can all identify with from our Friday 7:00 p.m. bible study last week: “There’s a war between guilt and grace, and they’re fighting for a sacred space”.  If we are not living right and we have guilt it is a good thing because hopefully it will transition into godly sorrow and […]

Good To Be Alive

What if today you found out that 2020 was your last year on earth?  Would you live any differently from the way you currently live day in and day out?  Of course you would.  So would I. (I’m not talking about a dreaded fear of dying and facing the judgment of God because we haven’t […]

Almost Home

I don’t even know what to write after watching the video on this song.  It communicates one of the most powerful messages I have ever heard/seen in a song/video.  You will want to watch it more than once.  The message is what following Jesus is all about – one day we will be home with […]

Fearless

King Saul lived in fear with little (or no) trust in God being with him.  David, on the other hand, was fearless because he knew God was with him in his battle against Goliath.  Most of us are chickens at heart while others are just unaware of the daily danger around them.  But the right […]

Tell Your Heart To Beat Again

Let’s change things up a little bit today. I think you will be pleasantly surprised and deeply moved if you do not already know the story about the song below. 1)Read Psalm 33:1-22 (below) and thank God for giving you hope in Jesus, that life has meaning beyond what we see 2) Watch the video […]

Christ In Me

The apostle Paul writes some amazing life-changing statements in his letters as the Holy Spirit breathes through his pen.  But none is filled with more theology to address our lives “in Christ” than Galatians 2:20. Paul states that he has been crucified with Christ = he has died to the old life.  He’s lost all […]

Lifeline

Everybody falls sometimes.  Nobody lives life perfectly.  Thank God He helps the humble and penitent rather than smiting us.  If we can get honest and repent God will show love and forgive.  And, oh how we need His mercies daily.  Psalm 32 stakes the claim that the one who confesses his/her sin and weakness captures […]

Keep Me In The Moment

The greatest physical gift we get from God in this life is family.  Mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, kids, spouse, brother, sister – are all gifts from God as we travel through this life.  There are many special sayings about family like: There’s no place like home, and Home is where the heart is.  I really […]

Arms That Hold the Universe

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, souls under the altar crying out to God, earthquakes, sun turning black, moon becoming like blood, stars falling to the earth, and more – that’s Revelation chapter six.   The faithful Christians in the book of Revelation need to know God is sovereign over the universe in the midst of […]

Broken Hallelujah

HALLELUJAH means to praise God.  Some people go through life and never know the blessing we experience when we praise God and say HALLELUJAH to the Lord.  Then there are others who have a beautiful relationship with Jesus and they love to say HALLELUJAH for all His blessings.  When difficult times come it’s harder to […]

Flawless

Feeling ashamed and worthless?  Looking in the mirror and seeing guilt, disgrace, and humiliation?  God will never forgive you?  Especially day after day as you struggle to follow Jesus and you are sooooo flawed as you follow Him?  That’s one way of looking at yourself.  It’s also a terrible, wrong-headed view and evaluation of yourself […]

Born Again

At 7:00 tonight @ whchurchofchrist.org we will address the question: “How Can I Know I Am Saved?”  In the meantime: One of the most amazing manifestations of God’s love is that He is the God of second chances. God allows do-overs in life. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and […]